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Green Initiatives at CLC

Sustainable CLC

The College of Lake County's Sustainability Plan (PDF) establishes goals, action items, and performance metrics within the intersecting spheres of Greening Our Campus, Greening Our Curriculum, and Greening Our Community. CLC reports its progress on meeting these goals and action items in the Annual Sustainability Plan Performance Report (PDF).

CLC is proud to be one of the nine community colleges to receive the 2016 Green Genome Award for integrating sustainability into the governance and the overall “genetic fabric” of the college.  CLC is a charter signatory of Second Nature’s Climate Commitment, a finalist for the 2015 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, and the Gold level award from the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact in 2014.

These awards demonstrate CLC’s effectiveness in integrating sustainability into its daily operations, culture, curriculum, and living laboratory for student and community learning.

Greening Our Campus

Learn what we are doing to conserve energy, water, building materials and landscapes on all three campuses.

Greening Our Curriculum

Learn how we are preparing students for careers in the Green Economy.

Greening Our Community

Learn how we are working with municipal, business, and civic leaders to protect natural resources and grow the local economy to benefit the Lake County community. 

CLC is a founding member of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), a consortium of the state’s 48 community colleges, which works to stimulate the Illinois green economy through green workforce training, market transformation and community outreach activities.  CLC is also a member of Community Green, the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools and the SEED Center, for Sustainability Education and Economic Development.


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